The Long Island Alewife: Biology, Ecology, and Restoration
(Session 6, 3:30-4:15)
In this presentation Mr. Young will discuss various aspects in the life cycle of this important anadromous fish species, its historical importance, and current efforts to restore and enhance a number of the historic “runs” that exist on the Island.
Byron Young is a retired Marine Biologist. He was employed for the New York State DEC, Marine Resources program for 33 years working on striped bass and other anadromous fisheries for New York and retired as the chief of the Marine Fisheries program being responsible for the supervision of the programs fisheries investigation and management efforts. Since retirement Mr. Young has continued to volunteer with Alewife restoration efforts and efforts to document the presence of alewives in local streams and to document the results of restoration efforts primarily in the Peconic River.